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Henry "Hank" Lero


1925 - 2008 Obituary Condolences
Henry "Hank" Lero, age 82 and a resident of Gulfport, Miss., died Saturday, May 17, 2008, in Gulfport.
Mr. Lero was born June 26, 1925, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Hurley and Bertha Faye Jackson Lero. He grew up in Overland Park, Kan.
At the age of 17, his mother signed him into the United States Navy. After serving 27 months in the South Pacific during WWII on the USS J. Douglas Blackwood (DE 219), Henry returned to Kansas City, Kan., where he met and married Carolyn Mae Hardsaw on Sept. 21, 1945.
Together they had five sons and three daughters; Ronald Hurly, Dawn Maurine, Brickford Allen, Forest Kristopher, Steven Darryl, MeLynn Beth, Mikel Henry and Cara Maria. Mr. Lero is also survived by 21 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and his church family at Gateway United Methodist Church in Gulfport.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at 6 p.m. at the Riemann Family Funeral Home, in Gulfport.
Graveside services were 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Office of Development, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, or to The Gideons International, Orange Grove Camp, PO Box 2806, Gulfport, MS 39505.
A guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.riemannfamily.com. Arrangements in Kansas City by the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS (913) 621-6400.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 24 to June 7, 2008
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